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unnecessary. because the truth is, as president obama noted yesterday the u.s. economy's actually poised for a good year if only congress can get out of the way. i kind of paraphrased that last part. now that we know we're not going to be minting a trillion dollar coin, we need something different. a bill that would repeal the debt ceiling altogether. it is an idea supported publicly by alan greenspan and times man of the year last year, ben bernanke. it is an idea that could prevent lawmakers from lurching our country from one crisis to the next just to ring out some short-term gain until another republican sits in the oval office. that's why it's probably an idea that this congress has no chance of making law. but joining me now is one of the sponsors of the bill to repeal the debt ceiling altogether, democratic congressman from vermont and a member of the committee on house oversight and government reform, representative peter welch. sir, thank you so much for joining us tonight. >> good to be with you. >> john: right on. let me ask you just for starters, why does the debt ceiling exi
. george bush, the president did not have them during any of his eight years, but president bill clinton did. >> as a dc resident, i have a few things to say to president obama. number 1, thank you for recognizing that basically people live in the nation's capitol real col onnists who pay taxes and don't get representation. no. 2, mr. president, what the hell took you so long? you have been there four years. >> there is no better "screw you" that washington inplate in d.c. i love it says that. >> that's the way people here live. >> the content of zero dark 30 has been a hot topic on capitol hill with several senators investigating certain partiess of the movie. now we have a comment from the man in charge of the cia, leon panetta. the outgoing defense secretary was asked about the movie but said, you know what? i lived it. >> did he see the movie? >> that's all he said. >> he had to see it. i hope he saw. >> i hope they had a special screening for him. a quick answer here i saw it yesterday. peter has already seen it. i liked it a lot. i did. i don't k
over here, by the way it is illustrative once a year, for the barbecue on the south lawn. we always have -- we have a great time, he says. >> obama: when i'm over here at the congressional picnic and folks are coming up and taking pictures with their family, i promise you, michelle and i are very nice to them and we have a wonderful time. but it doesn't prevent them from going on to the floor of the house and blasting me for being a big-spending socialist. >> bill: that kind of goes with the territory. >> yeah. i think every president has to deal with that. >> bill: yeah. there are those. but people tend to be nice. civil. somebody asked me the other day like when i get recognized out shopping or restaurants or kind of whatever, how many people really come up to me and say i hate your guts? and it is almost nobody ever does. there are a lot of people that hate my guts but the people that come up usually just say hi, how are you? nice to see you. enjoy your program or love your work or whatever. >> you realize you just opened up pandora's box. because the next time you get seen -- >>
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